Originally Posted by norreh1
Does that mean it would run free with no help from the engine holding it back or what happens ? I drove a tractor trailer in the mountains but it had a two stage jake brake and a straight ten man trans, no problem. Now with a auto trans IDK ? We sometimes go to the mountains and go up Saluda mountain going from SC up to the Asheville NC area and that concerns me a little. Thats a steep grade.
We just did the i26 from Asheville to Clinton,SC today again....that is only a 6% for like 2 miles.... gravy with a 5.9 and 545 just keep in first at 20mph and have you safety speed 25/30 and don't rush.
421 out of boone is 6 miles of 6 and 8% with lots of curves, we do this 5 or 6 times a year, as always be at crawling at crest of hill in 1st gear keep safety speed max of 30 and you be fine
Don't drag brakes use them to get to 20 mph quick and then "drive" at about 1800/2000 rpm part throttle until you hit about 30 and repeat....Ido not want to do more than 6 miles of this.
321 out of Boone,NC is scary shiat with this combo...haven't tried since road was finished/fixed this past year
Out west with more than 6 mile down hills, is NOT on my bucket list of must do's
421 north out of Boone is 2 miles of pucker....1st gear 20 mph at 2000 rpm...one foot covering brake and one on the throttle keeping line pressure up.....would make an awesome C.W McCall song